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4.1 out of 5

"The inn is very rustic and romantic. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 05 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants

On the beach

Your stay at this hotel will put you steps from Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and a 5-minute walk from Modernism Museum. Mount Dora Lawn Bowling Club and Evans Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Private beach, outdoor pool

A private beach, 2 restaurants, and an outdoor pool are all featured at this Victorian hotel. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden are also provided.

Cable TV

The individually decorated guestrooms offer private yards and free local calls. Cable TV, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$169* Per night/room Nov 13 - Nov 14

Suite, 2 Double Beds with Sofa bed

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed (Lakefront)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lakeside Inn ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lakeside Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Awesome place. There is NO other line the lakeside !!! I’ve been coming here for 40 years !!!! Awesome !!!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
I’ve then coming here for 30+ years I do not stay anywhere else when in Mount Dora The staff the hotel everyone is extremely professional and extremely courteous I will be back thank you so very much

Posted by on May 17, 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved this heritage hotel, clean and great location everything is walkable

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019

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4 out of 5
The rockers on the front porch were a great place to watch an amazing sunset. The sprinkler system outside was spraying on our window at 2am which kept us up for awhile. The old buildings were in very good condition

Posted by on Mar 2, 2019

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1 out of 5
Never came back Luxury room without wi-if Refrigerator- no, horrible smell, everything very old Spent good money for nothing Shame !

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful Inn. My Dora is a wonderful place to visit.

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018

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5 out of 5
The inn is very rustic and romantic. The grounds are beautiful. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return.

Posted by , from FL on Aug 5, 2018

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2 out of 5

Historic Hotel But...

Pros: Location to downtown.
Cons: Everything - hotel buildings need a lot of maintenance.
Location: Great location for sure but it goes down from there...
Rooms are small with little furniture and only hard wicker chairs to sit in. Our TV stand was broken, one light did not work and the room smelled musty. Save your money - it is not worth $150 plus per night. Additionally food prices were very high and staff was not really friendly. What a disappointment...

Posted by , from Florida on Jul 20, 2017

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4 out of 5

Had a wonderful stay

Hotel is beautiful. We were on motorcycle no conditioner in rooms, asked at front desk was told they had none. the couple I was with they got it from housekeeping. Should be in rooms along with shampoo. Bathroom was in real need of updating. Room was fairly small. We were put in the rooms right above the bar, not a great thing if you are not a night person. All in all was a nice stay. We had breakfast with Floyd both morning and he was delightful! Ate dinner Saturday night, was excellent!

Posted by , from palm beach shores, FL on May 1, 2017

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Property Features

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Have fun in the sun at Lakeside Inn with summer activities like motor boating and rowing/canoeing. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This Victorian hotel also offers an outdoor pool and a garden. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Mount Dora hotel is smoke free.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3000 sq ft of conference space
  • 279 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1883
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (71.7 km / 44.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Lakeside Inn offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private outdoor space
  • Cable channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Beauclaire Room - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

The Veranda - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Tremain's Tavern - This pub serves light fare only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Motor boating on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 13 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Lakeside Inn
  • Lakeside Inn Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Hotel Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Inn Hotel
  • Lakeside Inn Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Inn Hotel Mount Dora

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.